The Deputy Chairman Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education, Dr. Akon Eyakenyi has asked the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to review upward the cut-off mark for students seeking admission into the universities.
She made the suggestion during the monitoring exercise of the 2022 National Personnel Audit, being carried out by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in Abuja, saying the educational sector “needs more funding.”
She said: “We have called out for that in the chambers. When we miss it at this level, the country will have issues to face.
With the cut-off marks approved by JAMB, candidates who couldn’t make it into universities and polytechnics will be sent to the colleges of education.
“This should not be so. Only the best are needed in the teaching profession.
We have maintained that education is not to be left to the government alone even though it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that the public schools are properly maintained.”
She said parents and wealthy Nigerians should support the government to improve the falling standard of education.
Eyakenyi, who also raised concern on the growing numbers of out-of-school children, said due to insecurity in the federation, children would not go to school. the statement reads in part.
see current JAMB Cut Off Mark for 2022
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